Lasik eye surgery for those who do not want to wear glasses or contact lenses for whatever reasons is a procedure commonly done with laser technology to improve vision difficulties in most patients. Although contact lenses and traditional glasses have played an important role in improving the vision for billions of people over time they can be a slight hassle for some, in particular those who are regularly active and find them irritating, sports people especially.
The way Lasik eye surgery works is to change the shape of the clear covering, known as the cornea, permanently. If the cornea is not perfect in shape images are distorted meaning a patients vision will be blurred. The corrective surgery will cure this problem and a professional surgeon will use laser technology to cut a small flap in the cornea so that he/she can remove some tissue to change and help perfect the shape of the cornea. Re-shaping the cornea leads to a much better focus and results in quick and painless results, usually highly successful and safe.
Although the patient is awake during this painless surgery, the surgeon will use special eye drops as an anesthetic. Not everybody will be able to have this process carried out as there are a number of factors involved such as the thickness of the cornea as well as the medical and physical condition of a potential patient. In most cases it is up to the professional discretion of a fully qualified surgeon. If you are having problems with your vision and looking for an alternative to wearing glasses or contact lenses and not scared at the thought of modern laser treatment, then enquire at a local laser surgeon about the Lasik eye surgery to make an appointment for a personal consultation.